PSE Energy Assessment

If you have ever wondered how efficient your home is in comparison to the average statistical data, you should schedule an appointment with one of their professional energy advisors.  During the visit, the technician will inspect the crawlspace, attic, windows, appliances and faucets. The report you receive details the recommendations to reduce your energy usage for heating your home and water. Building codes are driving the energy efficiency of new homes and renovations by incentivizing…

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Personalizing Your Home

When it comes to updating your home, there are two ways to approach the design: either prep your home for sale, or customize it to fit your needs. Customers like Curtis and Steven Johnson-Meyers tend to want to create personalized spaces, so we ask permission to get to know them on a deeper level to ensure the long-term enjoyment of their home. The master bathroom tends to be the most private room of the house…

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Rampathon 2017

This marks the 23rd year Tenhulzen has participated in Rampathon as a ramp captain, but the first year we have produced 2 simultaneously for locations in Issaquah and Coal Creek. Both ramps were started at 8AM on Saturday, May 20th and completed around noon. Ramp captains Ryan and Chris were responsible for visiting each site, performing material take-offs and running their crew. Rob organized the event as our liaison to the Ramathon committee at the…

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Customers For Life

Good writers know how to keep you engaged with the story so you’ll want more, often leaving you on the edge of your seat with a cliff-hanging set up for the inevitable sequel. The result of our familiarity with the characters makes it easier to continue with a sequel than start a completely different story. The same can be said for home renovations. Brent and Jill Smith purchased a house on English Hill in 2011…

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Earth Day 2017

Dozens of volunteers descended on Woodmoor Elementary April 22nd to create a new walking path and flower beds. Among the volunteers were Michael and Matthew Tenhulzen, supplying laser level, excavation tools and the company truck, which was used to haul building materials and debris. This 6-hour event was supported by the PTSA and administration to beautify the school entrance and enhance outdoor curriculum. Volunteers included parents, students, school staff and Boeing employees. Over 2 tons…

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The Bold & The Beautiful

What’s considered “popular” is not always what’s best. In 2014, one of our repeat customers in Redmond contacted us to renovate their kitchen. The original oak cabinetry and challenging layout provided an excellent canvas from which to create their vision for a vibrantly functional space. Budget conscious finishes were designed and implemented to unveil what has become their favorite room in the house. “Every time I enter my kitchen, I can’t help but smile” says…

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Keeping It In The Family

The previous renovation on this back yard deck left an elevated stone patio full of rot. It was improperly planned and executed in the early 2000’s, leaving multiple areas for water to get in and not get out. Kirk and Jann Olynyk agreed in 2007 to complete removal of the pedestal paver system and pre-cast railing system in order to permanently restore the structure. After several months of construction, the completed project included completely waterproofing…

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Introducing Your Home Improvement Resource

Each month, the content of this page will focus on the issues that affect your home. Written by a veteran local remodeling professionals intent on providing informative, relevant content ranging from design trends, to seasonal maintenance, to jurisdictional policy and planning for a renovation. Michael Tenhulzen is a Redmond native, raised in a family-owned remodeling company with deep-rooted senses of integrity, professionalism, integrity and trust. His wife, Traci joined the company in 2010 after several…

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Sequels 2016

Have you ever gone to a movie and told yourself that if there was ever a sequel, you would see that too? That’s what our customers are telling us as we complete their home improvement projects. Not all performances are set up for sequels, and others have as many as 6 performed over a span of several years. This year, we have performed sequels on 12 homes with 2 more currently in pre-production (compared to 7…

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RHT 2016

Take advantage of this weekend to peek behind the curtain at a recently completed kitchen addition on English Hill in Redmond. October 8 & 9 10AM – 5PM This year’s Tenhulzen tour home welcomes you to obtain your free passes to this year’s Remodeled Homes Tour. Visit us during this special event to experience the nuances of a major renovation.   FEATURES: folding door system  |  custom cabinetry  |  laundry room  |  master balcony DIRECTIONS: follow the signs from NE…

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